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Horse Racing tips: Robbie Wilders' Dubai Carnival tips

The Dubai Carnival at Meydan continues on Friday and the Racing Post tipster Robbie Wilders picks out three selections.



3.45 Meydan

1pt win

Master Of The Seas


4.20 Meydan

1pt win

Charging Thunder


4.55 Meydan

1pt win

Joker in the UAE 1,000 pack

Landing the UAE 1,000 Guineas (3.45) would be the biggest result of Newmarket trainer Harry Eustace's career and he has the one to beat on ratings in Cite D'Or. 

This filly wasn't beaten far when sixth in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud on heavy in October and this Listed prize is a drop in class on her return from a 90-day break under William Buick. 

However, she might not be suited to this dirt surface and her pedigree suggests as much with her sire and dam excelling on soft ground.

I fancy the winner to come from the Trial over seven-furlongs run here four weeks ago and the first five home from that renew rivalry.

While Unjokable finished only fourth that day, there are reasons she can bridge the gap and she is fancied to go well at a decent price.

Unjokable was making her debut in that warm race and broke from stall eight of ten as if very much knowing her job, eventually darting across to the rail to set most of the fractions.

She looked as if she might make every yard at one point but perhaps those early exertions told, and she is berthed perfectly for a front-runner in trap one this time. 

Unjokable has a few lengths to make up on three of these, but she lacked the same level of experience going into the Trial and is expected to take a big step forward. 

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Seas can master rivals in Zabeel

The Group 2 Zabeel Mile (4.20) is virtually guaranteed to be dominated by Godolphin, whose silks were visible in the winner's enclosure in each of the past four runnings of this.

The boys in blue are responsible for five of the eight runners and Master Of The Seas makes the most appeal under Buick.

Master Of The Seas is 4lb clear of his nearest rival on BHA ratings and shouldn't be far away from the early pace in stall one. 

Second to Poetic Flare in a photo-finish to the 2,000 Guineas a couple of seasons ago, Master Of The Seas failed to reach his potential as an entire due to his free-going nature but produced many high-class efforts nonetheless.

However, he was gelded last season and that seemed to work the oracle on his first start following the procedure in the Earl of Sefton at Newmarket in April.

Master Of The Seas landed that comfortably and produced a career-best 118 on RPRs to boot. 

A 283-day absence is a tiny concern, but most of these return off lengthy breaks and Master Of The Seas' record fresh is strong. He can make light work of these rivals. 

Charging to thunder home for O'Meara

The Listed Al Khail Trophy (4.55) over 1m6f looks more competitive and Charging Thunder is selected for David O'Meara and owners Geoff and Sandra Turnbull, who have enjoyed many brilliant days at Meydan over the years with Lord Glitters.

Charging Thunder ran here for the first time a fortnight ago in a 1m4f handicap won by the impressive Enemy and was wider than ideal when it mattered. 

Finishing seventh in the circumstances on his return from 125 days off wasn't a bad effort by any means, and the extra two-furlongs here will suit as his two best performances on RPRs last campaign came over staying distances.

O'Meara is a dab-hand with older horses and Charging Thunder can continue climbing through the ranks as a five-year-old, as so many of his stablemates past and present have done. 

Buick takes the ride and he is drawn lower in stall five this time, so I anticipate a better showing.

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